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‘Ralph’ sequel packs a punch with strong female characters

November 20, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Ralph Breaks the Internet” may star an arcade bad guy with powerful hammer-like fists, but the animated sequel is also packing a punch with strong female characters.

Sarah Silverman, who returns as the voice of Vanellope von Schweetz, credits Disney for including more impactful female roles in the new film, which is released Wednesday. Her character is one of the leading ladies, along with new cast members Gal Gadot’s Shank and Taraji P. Henson’s Yesss.

In the past, Disney has been criticized for having a lack of self-sufficient female characters who focused more on their physical appearance and being reliant on a man. That pattern began to change in films such as “Tangled,” ″Brave” and “Frozen.”

With the “Ralph” sequel, the studio is taking “girl power” a step further.

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